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Natural Food Expo: Consumers Demand Healthy Convenience

The food industry’s revenue growth is now being driven by a consumer mega-shift from fast foods to healthy convenience food.

Organic and Enviro Groups Call for GMO Labeling by Feds

That pesky GMO topic just won't go away ... Organic and environmental groups are the latest in a growing list to pen their…

GMO Labeling Now Law in Connecticut (Well, Sort Of)

Last week, Connecticut became the first state to require labeling on all foods containing GMO ingredients. But there are a few curious caveats…
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Hawaii Council Passes Bill to Ban GMO Cultivation

The Hawaii County Council, the governing council for Hawaii Island, voted 6 to 3 for a bill that bans genetically modified organisms (GMO)…
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Very Little Soy is Actually Sustainably Produced

Only three percent of the world's soy production is certified sustainable.
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Food Companies Face Class Action Lawsuit Over “Natural” Labels

An increasing number of consumers feel that using language that suggests foods are “natural” and wholesome is no longer good enough. Campbell's Soup,…
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Ben & Jerry’s Commits to Phasing Out GMOs

Although Ben & Jerry’s was sold to the British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever in 2000, their recent step towards manufacturing with GMO-free ingredients solidifies their…
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No Surprise: Monsanto Beats Farmer in Supreme Court Patent Case

The court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto, concluding that patent exhaustion does not apply to this case and that Vernon Hugh Bowman…

Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission

Although Ben & Jerry's is owned by Unilever, they continue to pursue their own social initiatives: Caring Dairy, fair trade and anti-GMO efforts.

The GMO Fight Rages On: Implications of Bowman v. Monsanto

The Supreme Court will present a decision on Bowman v. Monsanto by June. It will have huge implications not only on what’s patentable…

GMO Labeling Campaigns Enter New Battlegrounds

Far from being over when Prop 37 was defeated in California, the GMO debate continues.
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The Top 10 Stakeholder Issues in 2013

Future 500 has identified the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with this year. A growing number of consumer…

Will Consumers Punish Prop 37’s Antagonists with Boycotts?

If you knew some organic brands (basically the ones that have been swallowed whole by giant multinational processed food companies) have joined the…

Listen to Customers, Don’t Deceive Them: Vote Yes on Prop 37

Rusty Coco comes out in support of Prop 37.

Scientific Study Finds Long-Term Health Impacts from GM Corn and Herbicide

A French scientific study released this week asserts that laboratory rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or low levels of Roundup herbicide…